Upcoming Road Closure at 12th/H Streets NE

Update: This work has been delayed and will now begin Thursday, August 29. As a result, the closure may extend slightly past September 6.

12th Street NE Between H Street and G Street to be Closed to Through Traffic During Daytime Work Hours Tuesday, Aug 27th through Friday, Sep 6th

The DC Streetcar construction team will close 12th Street NE from H Street to G Street to through traffic between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 27th through Friday, September 6th, except on Sundays and the Labor Day holiday.

The street closure is necessary to accommodate:

  • The contractors constructing the streetcar system’s traction power substation on the southwest corner of 12th and H Street,
  • A Washington Gas construction crew scheduled to start work August 27th on relocating a gas service line adjacent to the substation, and
  • A PEPCO contractor installing conduit along 12th Street between H Street and G Street to upgrade electrical service in the area – this work is unrelated to the streetcar project.

Traffic barrels and portable barricades will be installed at the H Street, G Street, and Linden Place intersections with 12th Street, and also at the 12th Street end of the alley running south of the 1200 block of H Street. Advance warning signs will be erected at the intersection of 13th Street and Linden Place, and at the 13th Street end of the alley to alert motorists about the 12th Street closure.

The contractor will place the traffic barrels and barricades in a manner that allows local travelers to drive and park on 12th Street between Linden Place and G Street. Westbound Linden Place traffic will be allowed to turn left on 12th Street to reach G Street.

MetroAccess services will be maintained on 12th Street between G Street and Linden Place. Pedestrian crosswalks at the intersections will remain open.

With the exception of emergency vehicles, all traffic will be prohibited on 12th St between Linden Place and H Street. Southbound 12th Street traffic will be diverted east on I Street, then south on 13th Street. Northbound 12th Street traffic will be diverted to the west on G Street and then north on 11th Street. Detour signage will be placed at applicable locations.

All  restrictions will be lifted between the hours of 7:00 pm and 9:00 am,  Monday through Saturday.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather, material and equipment availability and other unforeseen conditions. We encourage you to contact us at any time to share concerns or request more information. Please direct inquiries to construction@dcstreetcar.com. Thank you for your patience!

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